SP Devices launches 14-bit digitizer with 10-GS/s sampling rate

SP Devices, an e2v company, has launched the ADQ7, which it calls the first digitizer to combine 14-bit vertical resolution with a sampling rate of up to 10 GS/s.

Following on the company’s ADQ14 digitizer, the ADQ7 has been optimized to provide a higher sampling rate, larger FPGA, increased memory and data transfer rate, and a higher bandwidth analog front-end. The ADQ7’s combination of high bandwidth and high dynamic range makes it suitable for demanding applications such as LiDAR), radar, mass spectrometry, radio-frequency sampling and recording, ATE.

The ADQ7 hosts a Xilinx Ultrascale XCKU060 FPGA, which is made available to the user through a firmware development kit. In addition, to help shorten design time, a number of optional standalone firmware packages contain application-specific, real-time signal-processing functions. These flexible firmware solutions make the ADQ7 suitable for OEM integration.

Jan-Erik Eklund, digitizer product manager at SP Devices, commented, “It is very exciting that we can offer the market a 14-bit resolution digitizer that maintains such a high sampling rate. This new digitizer’s unique performance shows our commitment to innovation and maintaining our position as the world leader in high-performance data acquisition.”

The ADQ7 will be available in form factors including MicroTCA (MTCA.4), USB 3.0, PCIe, PXIe, and 10 GbE, and it supports sustained data-transfer rates of up to 5 GB/s (with PCIe). A software development kit is included free and supports multiple languages including, but not limited to, C++, C#, Matlab, Python, and LabVIEW. The board can be operated under both Windows and Linux.


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